Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Zoological Museum of Moscow State University

Zoological Museum of Moscow State University is located in the heart of the capital, a hundred meters from the Manege Square. If it were not for my inquisitive wife, and would have walked past the museum, but one day she won my laziness, and we came here.

Near the entrance to the first room we were greeted by an elephant (or elephant) with her ​​cub.

Next were the crocodiles of all sizes and types. Since the camera with him was not, had fotkat that was, on its multifunctional alarm clock.

The noise is not a sharp image and other side effects telefonofotok available, so do not swear, I'll just warn you.

There was another huge Nile crocodile in the corner, but the dim lighting did not give me to capture it. All halls are covered in this way, or that items are not damaged by light, the lights on the other no one is going to change.

There were snakes, many snakes.

This is a reticulated python, as a child hunting for frogs and small animals, like grown up moved to the larger vertebrates, which allowed him to grow up enough to get into a showcase of the museum and in the red book.

Someone was caught in the absorption of food and preserved in alcohol in this form, to the delight of visitors to the museum.

Many preserved in alcohol (or is it a formaldehyde) exhibits over time have lost their natural color and look as seen in the photos. This is not a marriage of my alarm clock.

In many of these cones are different tapeworms, the inhabitants of the deep sea and the womb of animals and humans. If you sit at the computer and eat better not to talk about them now. Better then, if you want).

This coral, or rather their limestone skeletons.


Guess what a fish. Prompt: for sale in every supermarket in canned form.

Horseshoe crabs, ancient animals, still is found in the seas, the subject of Asian fishermen fishing.

Distant relatives of Dr. Zoidberg))

The ancestor of the group's name, in which he sang Vyacheslav Butusov.

Tridakna, the largest bivalve. The length of the shell sometimes reaches two meters. Weight is 250 pounds. In it are found the largest pearl. As far as I know, the largest size of a human head.

Just a few clams.

Flying the devil, he's manta ray. Bring to a heart attack ancient mariners that suddenly surfaced from the water and flying a few meters back flop into the sea, judging by what you can decide that this is still a joker)) In fact mileyshee creation)

Rear View.

This skull Yorick sea. Well, you know whose.

By the way at the museum site painting keeps their characters. Those most saws. Both of them.

Puffer from a prepared fugu in Japan, the dish is a hundred times better to see once than to try.

Lobster, served with beer. Although much beer for a snack I do not drink. About the size can be judged by my reflection in the window.

And this is the most stellar showcase in a museum!

But no, that's the most stellar showcase.

The museum also houses a large collection of butterflies.

Author of "Lolita" and other famous works of Nabokov was a passionate lover of fishing on babochek.On was self-taught entomologist, and has opened 20 new species of butterflies. His collection of butterflies in the 4324 instance after his death his wife, Vera gave the University of Lausanne.

Museum of Moscow State University, would envy such a collection. Although there were many interesting specimens.

Here for example in the bottom photo, you can see the largest butterfly in the world of Agrippina tizaniya. It is the largest butterfly in the world - in 1934 Brazil was the largest specimen caught with a wingspan of 30.8 cm A similar specimen was caught in 1997.

Another butterfly.

There is not a small collection of beetles, but due to poor quality of pictures spread only one.

At the entrance to the second room we were met by a mammoth.

The second room was dedicated to large vertebrates: birds, reptiles and mammals. here we expect only the skeletons.

The display cases were the skeletons of sea cows, Indian elephant, elk, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, bison, tapir, and many many other animals.



Guess what kind of animal?

Varanchik with crocodiles.

Another skull of poor Yorick.

Group photo.

By the way, be able to guess what kind of brush in the lower left corner?

Pelican with its competitors in the food chain.


There were skeletons of all kinds of ostriches: emu, rhea, and African. The latter was two meters tall.

Giraffe, his neck has seven vertebrae, as well as in humans, only have a shorter neck.

3D puzzle of a human skull.

And at the end of primates.
Chimpanzee throwing "ridge", though not, just hang on a branch.

Representatives from the initial stage of the development of primates and finite. Pick and choose who whose representative))

In the third room we do not have time to go, because it came late to the museum and inspecting all too long. But the supervisor was very good and said that we can come in a couple of days, in her duty and she will miss us in the third room, she remembered us, but unfortunately we could not come ... There is a reason to go back and watch and dofotkat everything else.

Foyer of the museum.

Log in very affordable, so use the moment has not yet risen in price.




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